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Title: Gang Violence Reduction Project: First Evaluation Report, November 1976 - September 1977
Corporate Author: California Dept of the Youth Authority
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 105
Sponsoring Agency: California Dept of the Youth Authority
Sacramento, CA 95823
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Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Gang Violence Reduction Project, operated by the California Youth Authority, aimed to mitigate gang feuds and provide positive activities in which gang members could become involved, including various recreational programs.
Abstract: This outcome evaluation measured the homicide and overall violent crime rates among gangs in the Los Angeles area and between gangs and non-gang members. Data were obtained from records kept by the East Los Angeles Sheriff's gang unit. Violent incidents were defined as those in which physical force was used or in which there was a threat of injury. Results showed that, during the first 11 months of the project, there was a 15 percent reduction in gang-related murders, which had been rising for 3 years, and a 60 percent decrease in between-gang murders. However, the number of other gang-related violent crimes continued to rise slightly. The analysis also showed that outside influences including the media, formal and informal organizations in the community, and the Youth Advisory Administration and institutions, affected and were affected by the project's processes and outcomes. 15 tables and 16 notes
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): California; Crime prevention planning; Gang Prevention; Gangs; Violence prevention; Violent juvenile offenders
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